Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 5, 1952 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, colder tonight. Low 14' IS. Fair, milder Thursday, Friday. High, 35; low, 29; noon, 33. Precipitation, .13 in. River, 3.76 ft. Relative humidity, 56 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIIL—NO. 64 Asiaciattd Press Serr/ca — AP Winphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1952 International Ntws Sery/c* 20 Page* 5 CENTS Yanks Shoot Down Five Red Jets Senate Seen Shelving Act For Training UMT Measure Seems Dead After Rebuff In House Balloting WASHINGTON, (£>)—Bitterly-debated Universal Military Training (UMT) appeared today to be a dead issue, for the next few months at least. The House yesterday shelved an administration bill to start UMT. It voted 236-162 to send the measure back to committee, climaxing a dramatic and unusual session. Rep. Vinson (D-Ga), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, then killed off any immediate chance for reconsideration. He told newsmen his committee would not bring up any more UMT legislation during this session. No Action Slated Ben. McFarland of Arizona, Democratic leader in the Senate, said that in view of the House action the Senate probably would not consider UMT before the end of the 82nd Congress. But proponents" insisted that UMT was not permanently dead. "We'll start all over again in the 83rd Congress, after the election," Vinson said. Chairman Russell (D-Ga) of the Senate Armed Services Committee, another strong supporter, said in a statement "it will be little short of a national tragedy" if the House action "means the death of UMT legislation." Donald R. Wilson, national commander of the American Legion, commented: "I can imagine a large number of people are happy tonight j and most of them are within the confines of the Soviet Union." Denies Fight Over Wilson interpolated this observation in a speech he read at the Legion's national rehabilitation conference. He said the fight for UMT is "by no means over." House members did not actually vote on the merits of the bill to establish compulsory six months' training for 18-year-olds, plus 7'/4 years in the reserves. Their vote merely postponed action by sending the measure back to committee. The climactic roll call cut across party lines. The motion to recommit the bill was supported by 155 Republicans, 81 Democrats; opposed by 131 Democrats, 30 Republicans and one Independent. Injured Passengers Treated Aboard Train Judges Balk At Plan In Probe Of Rackets Passengers injured last night in an electric train collision at Gary, Ind., are given first aid aboard train shortly after it crashed into rear of an empty train at station. Fifty-four persons were injured, none seriously. Ice on switch was blamed in mishap. Protest Slated Over Red Subs CIUDAD TRUJILLO, Dominican Republic— (If)— The Dominican Re-! . . , „ public plans to complain to the U.j™^ ^J N. Security Council that Russia has committed "flagrant violation" of her waters by sending Soviet submarines nosing around her shores. The government said Tuesday j that five Russian submarines were; Acheson Says Ruling Voided In Clubb Case Reversed Decision Of Loyalty Board After Security Questioned WASHINGTON— (IP) —Secretary of State Acheson said today he reversed the finding by a State Department board that Career Diplomat Oliver Edmund Clubb was a security risk. Acheson told & news conference he took full personal responsibility for the action, which permitted Clubb to retire from the foreign service on a pension. Clubb resigned the same day, Feb. 11, that the department announced he had been cleared. Acheson stressed that Clubb was cleared of any reasonable doubt of his loyalty, even though the board had found him to be a security risk. Clubb was director of Chinese affairs in the department. He said he retired from his $12,400 job because the loyalty-security Investi- usly damaged" his future career prospects. Two Republican senators helped bring to light Acheson's action in reversing the department board. Senator Ferguson (R-M:cii) had asked Owen Lattimore, a Senate WASHINGTON— (IP) —An urgent appeal for more Sabre jets came today from the skipper of the pioneer F-86 combat wing in Korea. "We have a great little airplane here—if we just had enough of them," said Col. Harrison R. Thyng, commanding officer of the Fourth Fighter-Interceptor Wing. His interview was filmed and recorded in Korea and shown at the Pentagon, sighted off the eastern' tip of the! Island republic. The Secretary of War. Gen. Hec- i committee witness, last week whether he knew that Acheson had reversed the board. Lattimore said he did not know this. Later, Senator tor Trujillo Molina, said the case will be submitted to the Security! McCarthy (R-Wis) said Acheson Council "after conclusion of the of-i had reversed the ^f' so Clul ~ flcial investigation." He said the. could retire °" a P ension probe so far has proved the su v - ^^ marines were Russian because they | Ifp, r» * l-i T\il I | 02 used a type of light peculiar to'-'-'CCll.lA A \Jli. J-V/Arf Soviet vessels. : ''f nn • In Washington, the U. S. Navy j Jj^ l_ J* jllll ordered Rer Adm. Marshall R. Grier to investigate. Grier commands the tenth Naval District at San Juan, ., . Puerto Rico, an American island | Rescue workers to.ed today in the only 80 miles from the Dominican ; splintered debris o a freak tram " * ... j\vreck, fearing .the toll of 102 dead Republic. wi]1 rjse hlgncr jn Braz ii' s wors t railroa.d disaster. About 200 were injured. The wreck occurred yesterday on RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil— (IP)— Airmail Pleads For Jet Boost Negro Soldier Claims Police Tied, Beat Him JACKSON, Miss.— UP)— Five Mississippi law officers begin their defense today against charges that they handcuffed a Negro to a pine tree and flogged him to obtain a burglary confession. They are being tried In U. S. District Court on charges of violating, the civil rights of Cpl. Murry (Sunshine) Gray. Gray was flown here from Korea, where he was an Eighth Army truck driver, to testify. The alleged beating occurred in July, 1950, when Gray was a civilian living in Magnolia,. a south Mississippi town of 2,000. The defendants are former Sheriff Robert E. Lee; former Deputies Frank Smith and Andrew Jones; County Patrol Officer Nolen Wall and Constable J. J. Montfourt. The 25-year-old Korean veteran told the all-white jury yesterday that he was taken from a jail cell to a wooded spot near Magnolia. "They (the officers) handcuffed me around a pine tree and bcatj me," he said. They forced him to remove his clothes, Gray testified, before they laid on a leather strap three-feet long and four-inches wide. Right Winger Seeks Vote To Form Cabinet Pinay Gets Support From Reynaud Group For Assembly Ballot PARIS ~-(/P) — Right Winger Ari- tolne Pinay formally agreed today to try to form a new French Cab inet and said he would ask the National Assembly to confirm him as premier tomorrow morning. Pinay, 60-year-old leather manufacturer and Transport Minister in the Cabinet which resigned last Friday, is expected to ask for a drive against tax evaders as a solution to the government's grave financial crisis. Only If this fails, it was reported, would he seek tax increases to meet government costs swelled by a proposed 1,400 billion franc (about four billion dollars) defense budget. It includes cost of the Indochina war and France's contribution to Atlantic pact defenses. The Assembly last weekend rejected a proposed 15 per cent Increase, causing the resignation of Premier Edgar Faure. The treasury, meanwhile, has been paying out a billion francs ($2,800,000) dally for expenses Parliament has approved but for which it has not voted funds. Pinay is listed as an independent in politics. The group of independents, which also includes ex-Premier Paul Reynaud, promised him its support yesterday. That gave him a start of 102 votes on the 313 he needs for confirmation. Patient Revived By Heart Massage To Quit Hospital SANTA MONICA, Calif— (fP)— For a man whose heart stopped beating Feb. 14. George Martz is doing all right, thank you. In fact, he'll probably leave the hospital in about a week, his doctor said. Martz, 47, was being given an |splintered kindling, anaesthetic for an ulcer removal operation at Santa Monica Hospital when the heart beat stopped. Immediately the surgeon made a chest incision. He and colleagues massaged the heart by hand for 18 minutes j until it resumed its normal function, j The case was disclosed Feb. 24, the j day after the originally planned operation was successfully performed. a bridge arching the flooded Pavuna River as two trains approached each other on the double track at a combined speed of a hundred miles an hour. Three wooden coaches on a passenger train jumped the rails and swung across the path of a speeding steel bodied commuter. The electric locomotives of the commuter train smashed the coaches into 54 Persons Hurt As Trains Collide GARY, Ind.— (I?)— Fifty-Jour persons were injured, none seriously, last night when a crowded commuter train from Chicago crashed into the rear end of an empty train in the Gary station. All the injured were riding in the first car of a four-car Chicago, South Shore and South Bend electric express train. Only six of the injured remained in hospitals. Others were discharged after being treated for cuts and bruises. •'Little Strokes" Can Cause Memory Lapses LOS ANGELES — (IP) — How a wake up and discover that half of series of "little strokes"—sometimes as manv as 200—can cause per- Child Hii By Truck On State Highway Dies .sonallty changes, memory lapses or |df-at.h was explained at the College •of Medical Evangelists' convention. his memory is gone. Or his personality may be changed." It also explains why a man who has led a vital, energetic life suddenly losses his drive and ambition, Dr. Alvarez said. dled ° f S1IC " I The strokes occur when a tiny i brain artery becomes clogged by a SALISBURY, Md.—W 3 )—Two-year- D i oo d clot. Dr. Walter C. Alvarez, old Calvin Purnell Polk was killed emeritus consultant for the Mayoj J 1 J^™^;-^ 6 yesterday when he darted out into Upper Ferry Board beneath the u-heels of a big tractor-trailer. State Police said. The child was the son of Mr. and Boy Kills Brother In Rifle Mishap NEW YORK—OT—A bullet from a rifle his brother fired accidentally travelled through two rooms yesterday and killed Robert Klos, 13. The .22 caliber pellet sped from a bedroom doorway, through the dining room and into the kitchen of the Klos home in Queens. It hit Robert in the back of the head as he helped his mother and sister set the table for supper. Authorities said no charges would be brought against the brother, 17- year-old CUfford'Kloss in. Grand Juries' Legal Powers Raises Doubts Federal Jurists Say McGrath Plan Could Violate State Laws WASHINGTON — (IP) — Attorney General McGrath's national racketeering survey has run into some difficulties as a result of questions raised by U. S. judges on how far federal grand juries can legally go. Specifically, it Is reported that some judges have doubts that a jury convened under U. S. authority can Inquire Into strictly local offenses. Others are concerned about possible "runaway Juries" which may go far afield to any blanket Inquiry such as that proposed into general crime conditions. No 'Presentment' Provision Some judges want to know just what and how much of traditionally secret grand jury proceedings may be made public in the form of -"presentments." or general statements of conditions. Presentments are sometimes made by juries by way of a public report on indicated criminal activity on which there is insufficient evidence for indictments. Legal authorities say there is no provision in the law for the "presentment," but that the courts under which the juries function usually permit them to be filed, provided they do not name the persons the jury suspects but is but is unable to indict. McGrath launched the nationwide inquiry into organized crime and racketeering activities early in January, as a foflowup to the work of the Kefauver Crime Investigating Committee. 93 Jury Sessions Asked He called for jury sessions in each of the 93 federal judicial districts. A check today showed that juries have been convened or called in only about half of the 93 districts. Transcripts of proceedings have been received here from only three. The program hit a public snag last week at Los Angeles when U. S. Judgo Leon R. Yankwlch dismissed one such jury, originally assembled as a regular panel and later recalled by the district attorney for the rackets probe. Session Challenged Yankwlch, chief Judge for his district, challenged the session on grounds that it had been put to work by the district attorney without consultation with the court, and that it also made public a form of presentment on the narcotics traffic which had not been given court clearance. It is known that the grand juries committee of the U. S. judicial conference held a meeting in New York City last Friday to discuss the rackets procedure. Judge Harry E. Watkins of Fairmont, W. Va., who heads this group, and other committeemen, said they did not consider it proper for them to discuss the matter publicly. It was noted that no grand jury has been called in West Virginia, or in other districts where judges have been reported raising questions of legality. Pin Is Removed From Child's Lung Sharon Fuchs, 20 months old, of Los Angeles, holds an X-ray of her lungs which shows how a straight pin was lodged in bronchial tube. It was removed without surgery through use of a stereo- fluoroscope, an X-ray instrument which gives three-dimensional view of body's Interior. Senate Group Rejects Change In Tax Agency WASHINGTON — (JP) —The Senate Expenditures Committee today disapproved President Truman's plan to reorganize the Internal Revenue Bureau. The vote was seven to five. The resolution of disapproval now goes to the Senate floor where the final decision will rest. Majority Leader McFarland (D-Ariz) has said it will be taken up there next Soviet Sector Power Cut Off By West Reich BERLIN, (ff>)—West Germany cut off electric power deliveries to the Russian zone today in reprisal for tb,e stoppage of eastern current to West Berlin. The two zones had each supplied 384,000 kilowatt hours daily to the other. The Soviet-controlled East Berlin Power Company shut off electric deliveries to West Berlin last night, giving ".economic difficulties" in the east as the reason. Several thousand West Berlin families were without current for about 45 minutes after the stoppage. A small percentage of West Berlin's electric power was purchased from the east in exchange for West German deliveries to the east zone state of Meckenburg. West Berlin officials said the city could do without the power from the east and that no restriction on power consumption would be necessary. A big new power plant, rebuilt after the Russian blockade of 1948-49, is adequate to provide all western sector needs, they said, explaining that eastern power was bought merely because it was cheaper. Earned His "Fee" Noted British Doctor, Nobel Winner, Dies EASTBOURNE, Eng. — (fP) — Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, who shared the Nobel prize for medicine in 193? and was one of the world's leading authorities on the brain and! „ MONTREAL-W-A three alarm nervous system, died last night. He! fire destroyed a building housing the 'Montreal Repertory Theater early today and took the lives of two Montreal Blaze Takes Two Lives was 94. Young Plumber Acquitted In Robbing Rich Widow MIAMI, Fla. — (fP) — A debonair young plumber who danced in attendance on a wealthy middle-aged widow was credited today with earning the $20,000 he allegedly took from her. "This case does not belong in this court," said Criminal Court Judge Ben C. Willard at the trial yesterday. "The boy probably earned the $20.000." ]neth K l friend, of Illinois Medical School, said yesterday. They happen most often .at night Mrs. Calvin P. Polk, of Eden, south i said. and may go entirely unnoticed, he j old Peter Sherlock was found dead He added^ that ^^^n.^whoj So the plumber 28 _ ye ar-old Ken. Desmond, who was boy husband and boy friend again to Mrs. Frieda Scheinbaum, 58, walked out of court a free man. He told the court of the hardships of a young man married to an elderly wife, while at the same time he I Steam Kills Baby NEW YORK, iTPV—Eleven-month- yesterday in a room filled with professed his love, and added: of here. The driver of the tractor-! "if one of the clot* forms In theisteam issuing from a broken radla- trailer was William Wright, 24,'memory renter of the brain, forjtor valve. Death was attributed to H«gro, also of Eden. .example.'' he said, "the victim may j suffocation. "It's not hard to love someone xrith $500.000." Mrs. Scheir.bav.m, widow of an | forget you, not ever." eastern dye manufacturer, said she met and married Desmond last April, then had the marriage annulled in June after she found he had a criminal record that included grand larceny and auto theft convictions. When she returned here this winter, .she testified, she and her young ex-husband began seeing each other again. One day last November at her j killers to come. women. Firemen said the body of Mrs. George Perkins, 30. was found at the bottom of the stairs leading out of the building. They discovered the body of another woman in the rubble of the building. Tuesday. The committee, which has held four weeks of hearings on the plan, discussed it behind closed doors for an hour before voting. Only yesterday President Truman made a new and urgent plea for approval. The vote was taken on a resolution of disapproval introduced by Senators George (D-Ga) and Mllli- kin (R-Colo). Supporting the resolution were two Democrats, Senators McClellan (Ark), chairman of the committee, and Hoey (NO, and five Republicans, Senators McCarthy (Wis), Mundt (SD), Schoeppel (Kas), Dworshak (Ida) and Nixon (Calif) Opposing it were four Democrats, Senators O'Conor (Md), Humphrey (Minn), Monroney (Okla) and Moody (Mich), and one Republican the Senate's only woman member Mrs, Margaret Chase. Smith of Maine. Actually, the committee decision is merely a recommendation. McClellan said the resolution of disapproval of the plan filed by Senators George and Millikin would be sent to the floor for a Senate action whichever way the committee votes. Sabres Blast Chinese Jets InMIGAUey Reds In Truce Talks Admit Holding POWs Not Shown On Lists SEOUL, Korea — (fP)— America! warplanes surprised a. flight of lommunist MIG-15 jets today and shot down at least five near the Yalu River. Another MIG was listed as probably destroyed. The wild 30-minute morning bat;le was touched off when 28 F-88 Sabre jets pounced on a flight ol 70 MIGs as the Reds came out ol their Manchurian sanctuary. "We caught them by surprise and :ounced the whole formation," an Air Force officer said. It was the biggest bag of Red Jets since January 25, when Sabre pilots destroyed ten. One MIG Crashes Another MIG crashed behind the Manchurian border without a shot being fired at it. Two Allied' pilots said the plane was stunting when it suddenly went into a tight spin and roared to the ground. Fighting on the battle front continued light, but the Reds stepped up their artillery and mortar fire in some sections Tuesday. The Communists threw nearly 1,500 rounds at an Allied position north of the Punchbowl on the eastern front. The bombardment was near the Red-held hill called "Luke the Gook's Castle," a strong point from which the Reds have been blasting for several weeks. The heavy cruiser St. Paul, aided by a spotting plane, destroyed at least three bunkers and damaged eight on the east coast. Task Force 77 pilots scored 102 cuts in the battered Red rail system. Other claims included 28 small boats, 13 trucks and one locomotive. Commies Admit Holding Unreported Prisoner* MUNSAN, Korea— (fi*)— The Communists admitted today they hold unreported prisoners and tried to use them as a club in Korean truce negotiations. The Reds said they would supply the names of these prisoners "In. due time"—but only after the Allies furnished data the Communists have been demanding. Rear Adm. R. E. Libby reported that the U.N. Command would furnish additional prisoner data on an exchange basis, or not at all. The Red admission followed a demand by Libby that the Communists account for 174 additional prisoners. Most of these are Americans. Some are British. None In Original List This makes a total of 1,621 Unlt- ed Nations soldiers and 50,000 Republic of Korea (ROK) troops for which the U.N. has demanded an accounting. None of them was included in the original list of 11,500 prisoners of war the Reds turned over Dec. 18. North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho referred ^Wednesday to the 11,500 as "the main list of POWs who we hold in prison." "As for the necessary supplementary data," he said, "They are now being put in order and we will hand it over to your side in due time. You must give us first the basio data which you have promised to give us." He was referring to 44,000 Koreans originally listed by the Allies as prisoners but since reclassified as South Korean civilians or ROK troops. Their names were not on the original list of 132,000 the Allies handed the Reds. Youth Admits Brutal Crime OAKLAND, Calif. — (IP)— Fifteen- year-old Samuel Hutchins admitted in court yesterday that he hacked his mother to death and tried to i -j-^ *. burn the body because she caught i JLfl*cl.][tee him playing hookey. ' The high school sopuomore, de- 11 scribed by doctors as exceptionally brilliant, pleaded guilty of second degree murder. Assistant District Attorney Folger Emerson said the facts "did not indicate premeditation." Superior Court Judge Donald J. Quayle indicated he would commit Sammy to the California Youth Authority which would have juris- i diction until he is 25. British Drug Checks Type Of Blood Cancer Twice In Line NEW YORK— (yp)— The drama of a youth who "died" and then lived again disturbed the steady pace of draft examinations yesterday at the Army pre-induction center here. But the "second life" of 20-year- old Franklin James Morrison was short. It lasted but 40 minutes, and then he died. Morrison, of Bcllerose, N. Y., was waiting in line with other inductees to be weighed when he suddenly pitched forward to the floor. He turned blue and seemed to stop breathing. For three-and-a-half hours the CINCINNATI— (IP)—A. new Brit-! ish ear,y test, on small numbers drug is helping some people; o{ humans in Britain ana the oxygen'Vnaily"" the youth's breath- leukemia, ; Un i ted states, GT-41 brought lem- [ ing was restored and he was placed :porary remissions or improvements'in an iron lung sent from a hospital. the blood cancer. It came from a 20-year search;' into the cause of cancer, and that >n 25 to 50 per cent of cases of :hunt promises far better cancer-jmyelogenous chronic leukemia. Dr - t own Hospital But he died 40 minutes lat«r, while in the iron lung at Beekman-Down- Haddow said. One patient has stay- home, she said, Desmond woke her) The drug and research were de-;ed improved for a year. up to ask for a check to pay off j scribed today to the Second Nation- j The drug does not effect any some "piano men." She signed a blank check and gave it to him. Later, Mrs. Scheinbaum continued, she found her young suitor gone. He left a note, she explained, thank - Prohers Rebuffed By al Cancer Conference by Dr. Alex-i other forms of leukemia, including: Justice Department ander Haddow, director of thfi i any of the acute or rapidly-pro- i Chester Beatty Research Institute/ grossing ieukemias which usually' WASHINGTON, MFV-The Justice Royal Cancer Hospital in London. I affect children. Department refused today to give The drug is GT-41, a code name j GT-41 can be taken by mouth snd detailed information on the handing her for the check that would in honor of George Timmis, the has no serious bad effects. Dr. ling of government prosecutions to help him make a new start in life, i chemist who created it. It Is a Haddow termed results to date "as a Congressional committee investi- help .. but protesting "it won't make me i butane chemical, in a new family of good as with any" other drugs used gating Attorney General J. Howard anti-leukemia drugs. i leukemia. i McGrath's conduct of his office.

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